International Student Costs and Scholarships

Mizzou offers scholarships for international students that you will be automatically considered for when you apply. Scholarships are education funds that don’t have to be repaid. Use the tables below to learn more about scholarships (also referred to as “awards”) and the estimated costs of attending Mizzou.

Freshman Awards

Automatic Awards

AMOUNT PER YEAR AWARD REQUIREMENTS
$5,000 International Merit Scholarship 1260 SAT or 27 ACT
$10,000 International Honors Scholarship 1330 SAT or 29 ACT
Full reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $17,204)
Global Black & Gold Scholarship*
(Level 1)
1260 SAT or 27 ACT

A parent who graduated from MU

Half reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $8,602)
Global Black & Gold Scholarship*
(Level 2)
1200 SAT or 25 ACT

A parent who graduated from MU

*Please visit financialaid.missouri.edu for more information.

Competitive Awards & Departmental Scholarships

Competitive scholarships are also available to International Students based on academic eligibility. Academically gifted students of all nationalities can apply to the Stamps Scholars Program. You can apply for general and departmental scholarships using ScholarshipUniverse after you have been admitted to Mizzou.

Transfer Awards

Transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships once they are admitted to Mizzou.

AMOUNT PER YEAR AWARD REQUIREMENTS
Full reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $17,204)
Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 1)
3.90 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

Half reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $8,602)
Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 2)
3.00 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

$1,000 Phi Theta Kappa Award Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

*Please visit financialaid.missouri.edu for more information.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Undergraduate Students

The chart below provides an estimated total cost of attendance at Mizzou. The tuition estimate is based on an average of 12 undergraduate credit hours. If you take more than 12 hours during a semester, your tuition cost will increase accordingly. These figures are subject to change without notice.

EXPENSE FALL 2020 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021*
Educational Fees $11,823 $11,823
Books and Supplies $516 $516
Housing and Food $4,700 $4,700 $2,500
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 (included above)
Medical Insurance Premium $937 $1,290 (includes summer)
Semester Total $19,476 $19,829 $2,500

Note: Many international students do not enroll for the summer term. Therefore, housing, food and personal expenses are included for summer estimated costs, and tuition, fees, books and supplies are excluded.

TOTAL ESTIMATED YEARLY COST (2020-21) U.S. $
Single student $41,805
Add U.S. $4,000 to the total for each dependent (spouse or child).

The following programs have additional fees: engineering; journalism; health professions; applied music; business; education; clinical nursing; and agriculture, food and natural resources.

Students are charged a one-time enrollment fee of U.S. $300.

International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the fall and spring academic terms.

Visit the International Center’s website for more information on required financial and immigration documentation.